Supplier Biographies 2011
British Airways is the UK’s largest international scheduled airline, flying to over 550 destinations at convenient times and to the best-located airports. We offer our customers a wealth of choice, from the cabin they fly in and their desired destination, through to how they book their ticket and check in. On long haul services customers can choose from four separate cabins, allowing them to select the travel class that best suits their needs and budget. Above all we aim to provide our customers with the best possible travel experience, both on the ground and in the air.
Best Western have over 270 independently-owned and personality-packed hotels throughout Great Britain, providing the best locations, the reassurance of great standards and, above all, good old value for money. The friendly folks who’ll look after you are full of charm and cheer too, whether its 12th century elegance or 21st century city chic.
bmi can trace its roots as far back as 1938, but also prides itself on being an innovator and market leader, constantly evolving and developing to meet passengers’ needs.
From humble beginnings over 70 years ago, bmi is today the second largest airline at London Heathrow, one of the world’s leading international hub airports. From its main Heathrow base services are operated to over 40 destinations across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and Northern Africa. bmi regional operates UK and European services between regional airports, especially suited to the business traveller.
Carey Worldwide Chauffeured Services and Embarque, two brands under the Carey International banner. Carey Worldwide provides chauffeur driven services in over 550 cities across the globe via our unique franchised network. Embarque will deliver you safely and efficiently to your destination, whilst helping you keep a lid on your budget.
East Coast operates an electrified high-speed railway linking London, Peterborough, Doncaster, Leeds, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
This year, we’ve been working hard to make travelling with East Coast even better for our customers. The result is the biggest timetable change this flagship route has seen in a generation, with 20 more weekday services, three million additional seats per year and faster journey times.
In First Class, the good news for passengers is that in addition to a new Quiet Coach, complimentary food and beverages are now provided at seat to all First Class passengers, making First Class travel with East Coast even better value for money.
For choice of speed and service, and for organisations looking for real value for money, including quality productive working time, there has never been a better time to travel for business with East Coast.
East Midlands Trains is part of the Stagecoach Group plc which also operates South West Trains, Sheffield Supertram, and Manchester Metrolink, plus bus services on the UK and USA. In November 2007 we took over running services on the routes formerly served by Midland Mainline and Central Trains, covering some of the most exciting destinations in the East Midlands.
Our route comprises of two types of services;
London services - High speed, long distance services from London St Pancras International to Sheffield, Derby Nottingham and Leicester.
Local Services - Regional services between Nottingham and Derby/Lincoln/Cleethropes/Skegness/Worksop, between Derby and Crewe/Matlock, and between Norwich and Liverpool.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, flies brand new, custom designed aircraft to over 60 destinations via our hub Abu Dhabi. Etihad flies from the UK to Abu Dhabi – three times daily from London Heathrow and a daily service from Manchester. With outstanding guest hospitality, cutting-edge in-flight entertainment, and convenient connections, you will quickly learn why Etihad describes its customers as guests not passengers.
Eurostar takes travellers on an unforgettable high-speed train journey through the Channel Tunnel, from London, Ebbsfleet or Ashford International stations to Paris, Brussels and Lille. Travellers can jump on the train in the centre of London and arrive in the heart of their destination, relaxed, refreshed and ready to go. In just 2h15 we reach the heart of picturesque Paris and in 1h51 we pull up in bustling Brussels, and we offer flexibility with a wide choice of services operating daily. Eurostar offers three distinct classes of service to meet the needs of all business customers;
Business Premier, Designed for business
Our exclusive business class offers the perfect working environment, from dedicated ticket desks, 10 minute fast track check-in, exclusive business lounges with free Wi-Fi, spacious comfortable seating with power points and drinks and a meal served at seat. What’s more in the mornings Business Premier travellers can opt for the express breakfast option, which offers an even quicker way to start the day’s work.
Standard Premier, Making more of your journey
For travellers seeking more from their time on board, Standard Premier offers the freedom to work, think or simply unwind. 30 minute check-in, a light meal and drinks to ensure you travellers arrive calm, collected and ready to go.
Standard, Travel needn’t be trying
All the advantages of high-speed, city centre to city centre rail travel, plus great value. Standard class is for travellers on a budget who are still looking for style and comfort.
Flybe is Europe's largest and most successful regional airline with 203 routes serving 13 countries, operating from 70 departure points, 38 UK and 32 European airports.As the UK’s Number One Domestic Airline, Flybe operates over four times as many domestic routes and carries more UK domestic passengers than any other airline.
Jurys Inn has over 30 hotels are located in cities throughout the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic offering mid-range prices, great value and a warm, friendly service - every time! Ideally located for sight seeing, shopping and business, all our hotels have spacious comfortable bedrooms to relax in.
Thistle hotels operate a number of hotels throughout the UK. Thistle has 33 hotels across the country, many in superb city centre locations, including eleven in central London. With a selection of restaurants and a choice of excellent health and leisure facilities, there is something for everyone.
Where do you want to be? How about a place where you can travel in a faster, more comfortable and greener way? A place where you are greeted with warmth and a smile? Then welcome to Virgin Trains.
We are one of the most experienced train companies in Britain, having been around for over 12 years, sending our Pendolino and Super Voyager Trains speeding between different destinations all over the country. But as inspirational as our past has been, it's our future that we really get excited about...